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Feb 24, 2012

John Mariano arraigned for Obtaining Property by Deception

John Mariano

An ex-cop who was accused of swindling a doctor out of thousands of dollars got some good news in court today. The report was made back in August 2011 and after almost six months; forty-five year old John Mariano finally showed up in court to be arraigned for obtaining property by deception. In court this morning, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail of ten thousand, which he was unable to meet. But Mariano is not behind bars tonight because Doctor Maurice Modavi withdrew the charge. The two were able to work out an agreement and decided to settle the matter out of court. Mariano agreed to repay Dr. Modavi seven thousand, two hundred and ninety dollars in installments. The doctor had paid Mariano the money on August tenth, 2011 to transport a caterpillar grader, from the US. Mariano had promised to deliver the equipment within two to three weeks, but he never did and Dr. Modavi reported the matter to police.

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